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EXTRA TIME: Watch Thembi Kgatlana's family celebrate Banyana Banyana's first World Cup goal

6:16 PM GMT+4 09/06/2019
Thembi Kgatlana - South Africa
We've put together some incredibly emotional footage of the South African Women's team at the World Cup in France

Banyana Banyana made their debut in the Women's World Cup, losing to Spain 3-1 in their opening game on Saturday.

The game started like a dream come true when African Player of the Year, South Africa's Thembi Kgatlana curled a brilliant strike from outside the area in the 25th minute.

Unfortunately Banyana went on to lose the game 3-1, giving away two penalties on their way to going down to the Europeans.

Nevertheless, this was a fantastic occasion for the nation of South Africa, witnessing the ladies soccer team make history.

Kgatlana made history of her own, scoring Banyana's first ever goal in a Women's World Cup and you can see how much it means with the wonderful video of her family celebrating the goal at home in South Africa.

We've collected a number of other beautiful moments, such as when the South Africa national anthem was played and the moment Banyana came onto the field.

We also take a look at their changeroom. There's a special message from the Springboks rugby team, wishing Banyana well in the tournament too.

We start with a message from star player Janine Van Wyk on the highs and lows of their opening game against Spain.